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You Say Potato: The Story of English...
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Ben Crystal; David Crystal
 
An authoritative, entertaining book about our accents, and what they say about us.
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The Disappearing Dictionary: A...
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David Crystal
 
A beautiful gift book that collects together brilliantly quirky English dialect words, before they disappear for ever.
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Adonis to Zorro: Oxford Dictionary of...
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Andrew Delahunty; Sheila Dignen
 
An absorbing dictionary that clearly explains the meanings of references and allusions that are likely to be encountered in modern English. Drawing on the resources of the Oxford English Corpus...
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I met lucky people: The Story of the...
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Yaron Matras
 
In the Middle Ages, it was believed they had come out of Egypt. And yet their language shares a number of words with Greek, and has its roots in India...
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Gwynne's Latin: The Ultimate...
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N.M. Gwynne
 
Suitable for anyone interested in learning Latin, this title helps you teach more Latin in half an hour than you would learn from years of being taught Latin at school...
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Alphabetical: How Every Letter Tells ...
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Michael Rosen
From Alphabets to Zipcodes, the surprising story of our 26 letters from million-selling author and Radio 4 language expert, Michael Rosen.
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Lawyer's Latin
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John Gray
 
Few learn Latin in school and young lawyers with minimal knowledge of the language experience difficulty as they continue to meet it, particularly in old reported cases, academic articles and...
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Begat: The King James Bible and the...
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David Crystal
 
The King James Bible has contributed more to English than any other source. In this enlightening book David Crystal asks why. He looks at how its words have been given...
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Through the language glass
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Deutscher, G.
 
Does language reflect the culture of a society in any profound sense? Is our mother-tongue a lens through which we perceive the world? Can different languages lead...
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Is That a Fish in Your Ear?:...
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David Bellos
 
How do we really make ourselves understood to other people? This book shows how, from puns to poetry, news bulletins to the Bible, Asterix to Swedish films, translation is at...
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Holy Sh*t: A Brief History of Swearing
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Melissa Mohr
 
A humorous, trenchant and fascinating examination of how Western culture's taboo words have evolved over the millennia
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Odd Job Man: Some Confessions of a...
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Jonathon Green
 
Collects the indefinable language of the gutter, the brothel, the jail, the barroom - producing a succession of dictionaries.
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The Missing Ink: How Handwriting Made...
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Philip Hensher
 
A smart, funny book about the rise and slow death of the art of handwriting; and why it still matters.
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For the Love of Letters: The Joy of...
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John O'Connell
 
Handwritten is a celebration of letter-writing in all its guises
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Salt of the Earth: Origins and...
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National Trust
 
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The last word
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McIntyre, B.
 
We adapt words from other languages, from slang, from developments in science, literature and art. Learn the advantages of having your own signature word; why the ...
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